From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Former U.S. Rep. Jolene Unsoeld (left) and Secretary Wyman share a laugh during speech by Bill Ruckelshaus. A new exhibit has opened at the State Capitol honoring Bill Ruckelshaus, Jolene Unsoeld and other extraordinary Washingtonians. “Who are we?” launched in ceremonies Thursday. It features historic photos and compelling life stories of newsmakers who’ve overcome long odds and influenced the state. The exhibit, created by the office’s Legacy Washington program and printed with private dollars, will be on display at the...

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  •   Ringo Starr fishes from his hotel room window as other Beatles watch during their stay at the Edgewater Inn on Seattle’s waterfront. (Photo courtesy Seattle P-I)    For Northwest baby-boomers, this might be a tough pill to swallow. It was 50 years ago tonight that the Beatles played their final concert in Seattle. The Fab Four appeared at the old Seattle Center Coliseum for two shows on Aug. 25, 1966. One was in the afternoon, the other in the...

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  • Climbers going up Mount Rainier’s Muir Snowfield. (Photo courtesy Brian Zylstra) If you go to one of Washington’s three national parks tomorrow through Sunday, you’re in for a treat – the National Parks Service is offering free admission in honor of the Park Service’s centennial Thursday! If you’re looking for things to do at Mount Rainier, North Cascades or Olympic National Park to celebrate the big anniversary, check out this story by News Tribune outdoor writer Craig Hill. Hurricane Ridge,...

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  • Our Legacy Washington program is getting set to launch its latest exhibit, “Who are we?” It features historic photos and compelling life stories about a diverse group of Washingtonians who have overcome obstacles to leave positive marks on our state. The exhibit’s official launch is Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. in the State Reception Room on the third floor of the Capitol in Olympia. Secretary of State Kim Wyman will emcee the event, which is open to the public. Dancers...

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  • Mount Rainier from Plummer Peak. (Photos courtesy of Washington State Digital Archives) As weather-watchers know, it’s supposed to get hot this weekend in Western Washington. As in the 90s. For people wanting to beat the heat, there usually are two options: head for the water or head into the mountains. If the latter sounds like your thing, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place than Mount Rainier National Park, home of our state’s tallest peak at well over 14,000...

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